Transportation Commissioner; changes title to Commissioner of Highways, report. (SB1005)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner.  Changes the title Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner to Commissioner of Highways. The bill also eliminates the requirement that the Commissioner employ an assistant commissioner for the environment, transportation planning, and regulatory affairs; allows the Commissioner to transfer, abandon, and discontinue roads in the primary and secondary systems of state highways or move roads from one such system to another when such actions are recommended as appropriate by the Chief Engineer in connection with a construction or maintenance project; eliminates the requirement that the CTB must declare excess right-of-way surplus before VDOT may sell the land; and amends the Code to allow VDOT to submit one comprehensive report focusing on VDOT operations and services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103534D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2011Reported from Transportation (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2011Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1005)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2011Reported from Transportation with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Read second time
02/14/2011Read third time
02/14/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2011Passed House with amendment (95-Y 3-N)
02/14/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1005ER)
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1005ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/14/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 152 (effective 7/1/11)
03/15/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 152 (effective 7/1/11)
03/15/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0152)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1825.